Posts Tagged ‘threadbanger’

Staying Fashionable Without Going Broke!

November 4, 2009

With the recession in full swing and the holidays coming up, saving money is probably one of the first things on our mind. But saving money doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your look and style. In fact, there are tons of ways to keep your great style all while looking chic and stylish. These tips are only a few money-savers that will help you through these hard times.

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  • Don’t buy anything piece of clothing that’s so unique, you’ll only want to wear it once. Instead, buy classic and solid colors. You can mix and match almost anything without a pattern and tie it together with some unique accessories. Accessorizing is key to making your outfit different from the day before. Plus, it’s much cheaper to get a new necklace then an entire outfit.
  • Check the SALE RACKS! Especially at stores like Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue, if you’re a hardcore designer shopper. Usually around this time, they have great sales going on so you can still keep your designer style at heart while saving your wallet. (Note: Also take advantage of Black Friday – the BIGGEST shopping day of the year!)
  • Re-Make Your Clothing. Sites like Threadbanger.com offer endless tips and ideas to refashion something you already have into something new. If you don’t have any clothes worthy of cutting up, hit up your local GoodWill or Salvation Army.
  • Shop the expensive stores, buy from the cheap. Usually a lot of the cheaper clothing stores like Forever21 have very similar if not, identical versions of expensive designer clothing. If there’s a MUST HAVE item, shop the more affordable stores first. Splurge when we’re out of the recession.
  • Shop Online and Use Promotional Discount Codes. Online shopping makes it so easy to spend a lot.. and save a ton too! Look for discount codes by typing in the store name + promo code or discount code into Google. You can easily find coupons for most stores for a percentage off, free shipping or sometimes a free gift. Totally worth search.
  • Make Homemade Gifts. Hit up your local craft stores or bake your friends and family members a tasty original treat that they can share. It’s the thought that counts, not the price-tag and the holidays are about sharing, right?
  • Trade With Friends. Need a new cocktail dress for your work holiday party? Raid your friends’ closets and have them do the same. It’s totally free and you’ll both get something new to wear out of it. I even recommend trading items of clothing that you’ve just outworn and are tired of. in 6 months, that old piece of clothing will seem new again and you can trade back!

If I missed any tips that you’ve been practicing during this recession, let me know in the comments!!

31 Corn Lane’s totally handmade purses!

February 4, 2009

picture-1 I just got this handmade purse by Indie Designers, 31 Corn Lane. It’s a small company started by 3 sisters and   they make these adorable purses, totes and wallets. Inside, they are lined with bright eclectic material. I love this purse! Check below for an interview they did on Threadbanger.com.

Eat Your Heart Out, Valentine’s Day.

January 28, 2009

I wrote a blog post on Threadbanger.com of some of the edible heart shaped foods I found on the web and links to how you can make them…. in lieu of Valentines Day…Check out the post here!

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Summer T-Shirt Recon by the Compai Girls!

August 15, 2008

I really love the Compai girls. They are creative, passionate and overall energetic and quirky. On today’s Threadbanger episode, they took a plain ‘ol wifebeater – ish tank top (P.S. why are they called wifebeaters?) and some scrap fabric to make it into a jazzy summer tank. I love this idea because it really doesn’t require much fabric ( you can probably use what you already have) and it literally takes minutes to do. Fabulous, I tell ya.

Plus they have a ton of other ideas and inspirations in their book series, 99 ways. Check that out!

Threadbanger at SF Renegade Craft Fair 2008!

July 25, 2008

So as you may (or may not) know, my day job is working for Next New Networks and one of the shows I work on is Threadbanger.com. A few weeks ago, I got the honor to travel to San Francisco and help them out at the Renegade Craft Fair. As you know, I made my first hobo bag below. Anyway, here’s a wrap up of what happened at the show! Plus a look at some seriously awesome DIY indie designers!

Win a Janome Sewing Machine! /Make Your own Bolero / Shrug

May 16, 2008

If you’ve always wanted one of those bolero/shrug wraps but ever found the right one, now you can make one! This is a great tutorial with easy steps to make one from an old turtleneck! And also, if you don’t have a sewing machine, get out your video cameras, because now is your chance to win one!

How to make your own Eco-Friendly Cosmetics

April 14, 2008

Hey guys!

Check out this video where Rob and Corinne from Threadbanger show you how to make your own eco-friendly cosmetics. It’s really easy and really fun – plus you can add your own fragrances and essential oils!

How to make your own cleaning products!

April 1, 2008

Spring is here and that means its time for Spring Cleaning! For those of you don’t want to use those chemical cleaners that you see at regular drug stores, check out this episode and see how you can MAKE your own cleaning products out of natural ingredients!

V-Day Boxers and Corset!

February 12, 2008

Hey there all you crafty fashionistas,

If you still need something special for Valentine’s Day, check out this video, where Rob and Corinne of Threadbanger show us how to  make a sweet pair of boxers out of 2 pillowcases, and a rad corset with some old clothing.

How to make a Baby Pod!

January 28, 2008

What’s a baby pod, you ask? Well it’s this little sweater / jumpsuit thing that your baby wears! It’s super simple to make and it’s really cute. Plus, you’re baby will look just adorable in this. Thanks Threadbanger for showing us how to make this! Also, if you are concerned with the drawstring around the hood (kids under 5 aren’t supposed to have drawstrings; they’re very dangerous) then just substitute it for elastic!

Sweater Re-Con.

January 17, 2008

I always have huge baggy sweaters and have nothing to do with them. Thankfully, Rob and Corinne featured Compai on their show and they showed us what to do with our old sweater.

Holly Jolly How To’s!

November 28, 2007

This Holiday season, Threadbanger is bringing us a NEW show!!! Yup – because we just couldn’t get enough of the weekly Friday show, we now have a holiday How-To!

happy halloween! costumes for slackers!

October 31, 2007

DIY Halloween Costumes!

October 25, 2007

So we all know that Halloween is right around the corner and some of us (including myself) don’t have halloween costumes yet! Well don’t fret, here are some quick and dirty ways to make some fabulous costumes from scratch! A mummy, a fairy, pirate, witch!?

Check out Threadbanger.com for more tips on Halloween costumes!